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Types Of Automation Testing

At different levels of the software development life cycle, there is a need to conduct various forms of testing. In automation testing, all the testing methods are known as the frameworks. A framework is a set of rules and regulations which the test engineers can follow while conducting the testing.

Types Of Automation Testing

The division of the automation testing procedure is known as the Automation testing frameworks. So let’s figure out what is the various types and which framework is to be at what stage of lifecycle?

Automation unit testing

As we all know, unit testing means to test the individual modules to check the functionality, performance and the independence of the module. This testing type should be done in the first step of the software development life cycle. The main target of the unit testing remains on the quality of the code used to write the functions and methods. The test cases for unit test procedures usually written by the developer itself. But it’s not specific test engineers can also write the test cases.

If you will find no bugs at the end of the test, then this means that the code is perfectly fine and it will work fine. The main target of the unit testing remains on the code of the module instead of the functionality of the application. So it is more appropriate for the developers to automate the code well and find the errors as soon as possible.

Automation Smoke testing

This is one of the famous testing methods performed in the software development life cycle. These tests are executed immediately after the build creation; this is the reason why these tests are known as post-build tests. The main motive of this test is to ensure the proper functioning of the application after the build creation. The test suite can be implemented multiple times, and they are small in size as well. You can pick a tool for smoke testing according to the requirements of the test and can also use different tools for different builds.

Automated API tests

With the wide use of mobile applications, organizations are focusing on making the mobile application for business services. And to run an application, Application program interfaces are required (API). This is the reason why API testing is very popular these days.  The automation tools to test API are made with the API structure to know the flow of the application. The testing is helpful to check the request-response combinations of the API. Sometimes, the API test is known as the part of integration testing.

Automation integration testing

 As the name suggests, the testing procedure is to test the application after the integration of all the modules and elements of the application. This testing ensures that all the modules of the application work together after combining. The process can also be done with the help of UI layers of the application.

Automation UI testing

This form of testing is used to test the frontend of the application. The testing tool will test the functionality as well as the user interface of the application. The user interface includes so many aspects like the design of the application, the responsiveness of the design, completeness of the design etc. This is one of the most complicated phases of the application because it is believed that users got attracted towards the application from its user interface.

Automation regression testing

Regression testing is known as the most commonly used testing method. This type of testing is used after the modifications done in the application. Suppose you made an application and after completion, you launched the application. After some time a new version of the application has to be launched so after changing the existing code, you have to make sure that the application is working fine after the changes of modification. Then you need to perform regression testing.

Automated regression testing helps the developers to find hidden bugs or errors to enhance the quality of the product.

Automation quality control and performance testing

It is a non-functional test to target the requirements of testing like load, stress and scalability of the application. The main motive of the test procedure is to ensure the quality of the inputs and outputs.

Automation security testing

It can be functional as well as non-functional in which the application is tested on the scales of vulnerabilities. It is a test which is related with the authorizations and authentications. The non-functional requirements of the testing may include SQL injections and cross-site scripting.

Automation Acceptance testing

This is probably the last phase of the software development life cycle. In this type of testing the test has been taken to check the various requirements of the client. The responsibility of the test is to check if the requirements of the client met with the application. If somehow any of the criteria of clients requirement fails to match with the application, then the developers have made appropriate changes and run the whole software development life cycle again. So have to take care that you developed the application according to the requirements and objectives of the client to avoid such kind of problems.


All the types of automation testing have its importance in the software development life cycle. If you miss any of these, then you will defiantly face problems at the end of the cycle. Make sure you did proper research and also follower the cycle step-by-step. As stated above the types of automation testing and types of manual testing have no difference. The only difference here is the use of technology. In test automation services, the testing methods are improved and enhanced to produce better testing results. This will help you to make an application which will grab the hearts of the users or applications. We hope that all the above-stated information will help you to find answers to a few of your questions regarding Automation software testing.

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John Paul
John Paul
John is a full-time blogger and loves to write on gadgets, search engine trends, web designing & development, social media, new technologies, and entrepreneurship. You may connect with him on Facebook, Twittter and LinkedIn.


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